Certificate in Information Technology and Client Support

From the YOOBEE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

  • CAMPUSES:

    START DATES:

  • Auckland Queen Street

    Feb 22 - Jun 25, 2021

  • Wellington

    Feb 22 - Jun 25, 2021

  • Yoobee Online

    Feb 22 - Jun 25, 2021

    • Credits:

      60

    • Method:

      Full-time / Part-time Evening

    16

    weeks

    5

    NZQA

The only thing certain in today’s workplace is change.

Stay ahead of change and set yourself up for a career with a future with this short, sharp Certificate in IT and Client Support.

The great all-rounder

In just 16 weeks, you’ll learn the practical skills and technical smarts you need to understand networking, operating systems, hardware and scripting. Studying this will set you up to either landing a job in entry level I.T. support or is the first step in our Cloud Engineering Pathway, which will see you build your knowledge of network infrastructure and security over two and a half years, preparing you to tackle complex cloud-based projects in the real world.

Key topics:

  • The fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration
  • Troubleshooting PCs and related hardware
  • Basic networking and scripting
  • Installing/configuring operating systems

Learners receive guidance from our team of experienced lecturers in a practical learning environment.

What you'll learn

Scripting for systems administrators

Pull together knowledge from Commands and Procedures, as well as some web integration. Basic understanding of different software languages HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Hardware

Identifying, using and connecting hardware components and devices including troubleshooting and maintenance. Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support. Install and configure laptops and other mobile devices. Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism.

Operating systems

Install and support Windows Operating Systems including command line & client support. Understand Mac, Linux and Mobile Operating Systems.

Introduction to networking

Troubleshoot device Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO. Compare & contrast cloud computing concepts & setup client-side virtualization and network issues.

A bit more information

Software

HWiNFO, CPU-Z, Microsoft Office, Windows 10 (base machine), All Microsoft operating systems, Linux operating system, Microsoft web expression, etc.

Equipment

DMM (digital multimeter), ESD mat, PC maintenance tool kit, crimping tool, switched mode power supply (SMPS) tester, IP cleaner, safety equipment, access point, broadband router, LAN switch, computer with required software and inbuilt utilities

Fees

Domestic students*

$3,365.90 + $170 student services Levy

and 
+ $369 course related costs (on campus delivery) 
or 
+ $899 course related costs (online delivery) 
Note: Our online delivery option provides students with a computer pack to assist with the module Hardware Assembly.  

*Eligible for 'fees-free' study

International students** 

$6,500 + $850 course fee + $369 course related costs

**Unable to study our online option due to visa requirements. 

Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements for this qualification, however its recommended that students have 48 NCEA Level 2 credits in the best four subjects or Level 3 or suitable industry/ computing experience. Applicants without NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, you may be interviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.

If an applicant's first language is not English, they must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 5.5.

International students need to be at least 18 years old. 

After graduating from this course you can either seek entry-level employment in the IT industry or advance your skills by joining our Diploma in Systems Administration, which is part of our 2.5 year Cloud Engineering Pathway. Build your career in one of the best-paid industries in the world. Keep upskilling and adapting in this booming sector, and your potential earnings could be eye-watering.

With additional practical experience, graduates can sit the following exam: CompTIA A+ (220-1001 and 220-1002)

  • 32

    weeks

  • 6

    Nzqa

Build on the skills learned at Level 5 by furthering your IT management and troubleshooting skills.

  • 16

    weeks

  • 5

    Nzqa

Gain the skills to become a database developer, or start your Cyber Engineering Pathway.

Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges. Yoobee Colleges is a Category 1 Provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.


Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our friendly course advisors can help with everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.